Members of a mobile medical team from the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) are summoned in a heartbeat to scope out -- and
hopefully snuff out -- outbreaks of unexplained and fearful diseases.
These specialists drop out of the sky anywhere and have government
carte blanche to take charge when people start dying, which
requires them to medically re-construct grisly events
to prevent the next epidemic, plague or contagion.
Dr. Stephen Connor is the leader of the team whose take-charge attitude
has enabled him to save the lives of millions, but in the process, has
sadly cost the separated Connor his family. Dr. Natalie Durant specializes
in pathology and epidemiology and works under the supervision of Connor,
a man whom she respects, but is willing to stand up to
in any life-threatening situation.
The elite team also includes specialist Frank Powell, a quiet but intense
medical inspector who is friends with Connor. Likewise, Powell works well
with Dr. Miles McCabe, the newest and youngest member of the team who
tries to prove his "wunderkind" reputation is deserved -- but struggles
to mature and keep pace with his colleagues in the big leagues. Eva Rossi
is the NIH's publicity liaison, a woman who uses unconventional methods
to keep the media at bay in the middle of a crisis.